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Florida A&M University (FAMU) Graduate Feeder Scholars Program

  • Varies
  • http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?graduatestudi es&GraduateFeederScholarsProgram

Program Overview

  • Florida A&M University

Program Benefits

  • The consortium develops a cadre of students who are committed to pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees. The overall goal of the GFSP is to ensure that students at FAMU who are inducted into the GFSP have the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in their field of choice, fully funded.

Program Contact


  • Southeast
  • 500 Gamble St, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA

Type Of Program


  • Collegiate


  • Business

  • Education

  • Humanities

  • Non-Discipline Specific

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences

  • STEM




Individuals Served

  • 3,001-4,000

Notable Alumni

Chanta Haywood, PhD (vice president for institutional advancement and research, vice president for external affairs, and executive director, Fort Valley State University), David H. Jackson Jr. (professor of history, political science, public administration, geography, and African American studies, FAMU), Darius J. Young, PhD (associate professor of history, FAMU), and Taylor Darks, PhD (author, activist, athlete)

Research, Roles & Responsibilities

Research Components

  • Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework

  • Stipend/compensation

Identity & Inclusion

  • This program provides undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to pursue graduate and post graduate education fully funded.

Diversity Groups (Social Identity)

  • First-Generation

  • Gender

  • Race-Ethnicity

  • Socioeconomic Status (E.G. Low-Income)

Race/Ethnic Minority Group

  • African American/Black

  • Other

Inclusionary Practices/Activities

  • Orientation (E.G. Reviewing Norms, Expectations, Structures, Goals, And/Or Protocols)

  • Personalized Counseling Services

  • Specialized Curricula/Workshops

    E.G. Training For Participants, Directors And/Or Faculty On Imposter Syndrome, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions

  • Structured Dialogues And Interactions (E.G. Lab Discussions, One-On-One Sessions, Virtual Dialogues)


Mentoring Components

  • Mentors Are Peers Of Program Participants (Near-Peer, Tiered Peer, Etc.)

Empowering Activities

  • Knowledge Transfer To The Community (E.G., Parents, Peers, Stakeholders)

  • Mentoring Opportunities


  • Since 2017, the FGFSP has inducted over 300 students. Importantly, these scholars have been inducted into a program that is now curriculum based, while maintaining the original standards of this program. A large number of these scholars have earned fellowships to our partner institutions throughout the nation, with funds averaging nearly $100,000 in tuition fee waivers.
  • The overall goal of the FGFSP is to ensure that students at Florida A&M University who are inducted into the FGFSP has the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in their field of choice fully funded. Therefore, this programs prepares these scholars for all aspects of graduate education prior to applying for their program of choice.
  • Each workshop ends with an a program evaluation, which is reported directly to the office of assessment. We use these reports to create better programing for our Graduate Feeder Scholars.

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